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Performative Ecologies
London, UK
3 Autonomous but very sociable performative robots search and orientate to face human inhabitants of their environment. When performing for their audience, they learn which of their performances are most successful, using facial recognition to assess attention levels. Using a Genetic algorithm they assess the 'fitness' of their performances disregarding less effective dances and try out more effective alternatives. As well as developing their performative techniques, they able to teach each other their most successful performances and then negotiate new performances together. As an ecology together with human inhabitants they construct an intertwining of networks rich in circularities of reciprocal communication and adaption; Where individual participants both human and synthetic operate within a larger ecology of agents, each performing independently, but continually negotiating their actions with each other.